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In the Himalayan Nights

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Dehradun City, Himalayas, India 1977: Two bright, beautiful, lesbian research assistants accompany their Indian professor to this city near the tense borders of China and Nepal to observe the “holy-war” dance of the Mahabharata and its link to polygamy and local heroes (or villains?). The girls begin to question the holiness of the Bhagavad Gita’s two polygamist avatars wh ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published March 24th 2012 by Savant Books & Publications LLC
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Laurie Hanan
May 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It is my privilege to have received a complimentary copy of this enthralling book from Dr. Chandola. The fiction tale is based on the author's own field work in India. Throughout the book, I could feel the authors passion for the controversial subjects he touched on.
The story is told in first person by Indian professor Rainwal, who is leading a of team of researchers from the U.S. to Northern India. They have come to study the Dance of the Mahabharata. Over eighteen nights, people gather aroun
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From our pages (Sept–Oct/12): "Two lesbian research assistants accompany an Indian American anthropologist and his wife to Dehradun, a capital city in the foothills of the Himalayas, to witness the religious, cultural, and political undercurrents stirred up by the 'holy war' dance of the Mahabharata—and end up falling in love. Told from the perspective of the anthropologist, the new novel from the University of Arizona professor emerita of East Asian Studies Anoop Cha
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